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MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Morphine long-acting tablets and capsules are only used by patients who are expected to need medication to relieve moderate to severe pain around-the-clock for longer than a few days. Morphine is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing the way the body senses pain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.45M
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 87,142 $3.47M
Florida 81,336 $2.5M
Pennsylvania 46,763 $1.24M
New York 39,658 $1.11M
Arizona 39,650 $1.02M
Michigan 37,855 $1.15M
Texas 36,737 $1.2M
North Carolina 33,374 $832K
Ohio 32,723 $857K
Tennessee 31,710 $988K
Illinois 27,879 $855K
Indiana 27,282 $863K
Massachusetts 26,199 $757K
Washington 25,212 $699K
Missouri 24,885 $736K
Oregon 24,719 $737K
Wisconsin 23,967 $703K
Oklahoma 23,572 $677K
Georgia 21,850 $602K
Virginia 19,238 $561K
Colorado 18,495 $599K
Minnesota 17,978 $519K
Alabama 17,853 $410K
New Jersey 16,870 $476K
South Carolina 14,998 $446K
Maryland 14,991 $417K
Arkansas 13,287 $332K
Connecticut 11,654 $315K
Kentucky 10,849 $310K
Iowa 10,492 $279K
Nevada 10,143 $372K
Kansas 9,271 $266K
Louisiana 8,972 $294K
Maine 8,450 $201K
New Mexico 8,050 $250K
Mississippi 7,507 $202K
New Hampshire 6,983 $154K
West Virginia 5,959 $150K
Idaho 5,609 $165K
Utah 5,599 $162K
Vermont 5,218 $98.4K
Montana 5,139 $131K
Nebraska 4,569 $132K
Hawaii 4,177 $127K
Delaware 4,030 $123K
Rhode Island 3,692 $105K
South Dakota 3,003 $72K
North Dakota 2,336 $44.5K
Alaska 2,091 $56.9K
Wyoming 1,940 $48.7K
District of Columbia 615 $15.1K
Puerto Rico 454 $18.1K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for MORPHINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAYMOND SORENSEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,678

TULSA

Oklahoma

LAM NGUYEN DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,217

TULSA

Oklahoma

ANDREAS REVELIS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

TULSA

Oklahoma

EDWIN COLON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,127

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

MARTIN MARTUCCI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled953

TULSA

Oklahoma

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled907

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

MEDHAT REHEEM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled870

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled829

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CATHY LUO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled738

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled691

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ERIC HAYNES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled659

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled652

GADSDEN

Alabama

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled648

MOBILE

Alabama

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled644

SPRING HILL

Florida

RAYMON PRIEWE DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled639

BRADENTON

Florida

EYAD ALSABBAGH MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled581

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

DONALD BOOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled566

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled564

EDMOND

Oklahoma

BHAGWANTI ROHIRA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled563

WOOSTER

Ohio

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled555

MOBILE

Alabama

HUGO SALGUERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled545

TULSA

Oklahoma

CHARLOTTE DEFLUMERE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled521

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PAUL SUTERA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled513

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled509

STOW

Ohio